One Voice: Celebrating CEDIA’s 20th Anniversary
It is never too early to plan for a successful CEDIA EXPO. And what better way to complement this July issue’s Part One Road to CEDIA EXPO, than to begin by recognizing the milestone represented by CEDIA’s 20th Anniversary.
I can’t profess to remember Amelia Island (Maureen and I came along just at that time.), but I sure do remember my first EXPO at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. The road from there to here is marked by personal memories of fun and friendships and many professional markers that are celebrated in our timeline that starts on page 34. As always, we appreciate the help and support of CEDIA in providing the material for the history of CEDIA to be told in the pages of CustomRetailer from July through September 2009.
We are extremely proud of our partnership in providing CEDIA with the two annual editions of CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles®. CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles® is designed to be THE official marketing tool and CEDIA’s calling card supporting the outreach program reaching 30,000 U.S.-based architects, interior designers and builders along with the 3,400 member companies of CEDIA. The publications are direct-mailed twice a year to this exclusive list that has been carefully constructed from CEDIA’s ongoing annual exhibits at the AIA, IDEC, ASID and the IBS trade shows around the country. This audience is truly unique, as these readers have expressed a real interest in working with the technology provider. Not every architect, interior designer or builder is that enlightened.
The 2nd annual fall edition will be on-hand at CEDIA EXPO and closes for advertising space on July 29, 2009. These handsome custom magazines are available year-round in their digital format and these links will get you to the current (winter 2009) and past (fall 2009) issues: www.cedia.net/elmag/current.php and www.cedia.net/elmag/past.php.
CustomRetailer is crafting our very own salute with the CEDIA 20th Anniversary Special Edition Digital Magazine to be posted on CustomRetailer.net in September 2009 and it will be accessible through August 2010! The advertising opportunity is open to manufacturers, distributors, manufacturers’ representative companies and installation/custom retailers who wish to join us in our salute to CEDIA’s accomplishments and herald the next 20 years of our shared history. Contact me or any one on our talented sales team for details.